Every salon claims that their tanning formula is one-of-a-kind. But at Unique Tan, it's actually true?owner Sherrie Lee Meredith developed it herself. Her signature spray-tanning blend, Unique Excellence, tints skin with a paraben-free solution of organic aloe vera, berry essences, and a firming serum to stave off the signs of aging. The formula also contains erythrulose, which can produce a longer-lasting bronze glow, and, because it's alcohol-free, helps keep skin moisturized and streak-free. The salon's Smart Tan?certified staff uses this in both automated booths and custom airbrushing sessions, which harness the steady hand of a tanning artist to ensure tans completely cover skin and finally even the score with haughty bronze statues.
The salon also offers traditional UV-tanning beds, which contain comfort-adding amenities such as air conditioning, aromatherapy, adjustable facial bulbs, and easy-to-follow voice instructions. Clients can enhance their tans with the salon's line of tan-accelerating products, which extend the life of each tan by keeping skin moisturized and healthy.
If you trained in massage therapy every minute of every day for two weeks straight, you still wouldn't be close to matching the amount of training completed by the therapists at the Knotstop. These licensed and certified professionals all boast a minimum of 500 hours of training?in fact, when they're not at the Knotstop, they're sharing their services at some of the most highly regarded spas and physical therapy facilities.
That level of expertise is part of what makes the Knotstop's massages so luxurious. Therapists provide more than 15 modalities ranging from therapeutic to relaxation massage, eliminating the tension that can build up after a long day of remembering action-movie scenes. But the Knotstop doesn't stop at massages. It also offers customized facials, peels, and waxing, each of which uses organic products for a relaxing, natural spa experience.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain?s salons?each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies?can also bronze physiques with Mystic Tan?s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain dangerous UV rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. The tone-savvy staff can also help customers choose the instant-tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
At this bright venue equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, patrons sip beer and nibble pretzels during various salon and spa services geared exclusively toward men. Expert staffers can cut and color hair, trim nails during mani-pedis, wax away unwanted fuzz, and soothe muscles during massages. Meanwhile, patrons stay entertained with a 46-inch flat-screen television as well as a foosball table with eight rows of foosmen sporting frosted tips.
At Pure Skin Aesthetics and Hair Removal, aestheticians wield all-natural sugar paste as they depilate sensitive areas of the body. Sugaring?a method of hair removal that, like the phrase "lol," dates back thousands of years?is different than standard waxing. Rather than adhering to the skin, the sugaring paste only latches onto hair. This feature, in addition to the fact that hair is removed in the direction of growth, can reduce ingrown hairs, infections, and damage to the epidermis. Pure Skin provides this hair-removal service for both women and men.
The staff at Taj Threading use nothing more than a single piece of cotton thread and a pair of hands to erase any traces of unwanted facial hair. Trained in the US and India, they twist the thread around each individual hair on upper lips or cheeks, pulling it out in a swift motion. While threading is the preferred method for faces, including eyebrows, the technicians switch over to wax when removing hair from bikini areas. Other pampering services include European facials and henna tattoos, which decorate hands and arms with intricate swirls, flowers, or hard-to-remember mathematical formulas.